David Hayes Kincheloe

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David Hayes Kincheloe
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Judge of the United States Customs Court
In office
September 22, 1930 – April 30, 1948
Appointed by Herbert Hoover
Preceded by George Emery Weller
Succeeded by Paul Peter Rao
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1915 – October 5, 1930
Preceded by Augustus Owsley Stanley
Succeeded by John Lloyd Dorsey, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1877-04-09)April 9, 1877
McLean County, Kentucky
Died April 16, 1950(1950-04-16) (aged 73)
Washington, D. C.
Resting place Odd Fellows Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Bowling Green College B.S.
Read law
Profession Lawyer

David Hayes Kincheloe (April 9, 1877 – April 16, 1950) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky and served as a Judge for the United States Customs Court.

Education and early life[edit]

Born near Sacramento, Kentucky, Kincheloe attended the public schools and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green College, Kentucky, in 1898. He read law, was admitted to the bar in 1899, and commenced practice in Calhoun, Kentucky. He served as prosecuting attorney of McLean County 1902-1906. He moved to Madisonville in 1906 and continued the practice of law.[1][2]

Congressional service[edit]

Kincheloe was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his resignation on October 5, 1930, having been appointed to the bench.[3]

Federal Judicial Service[edit]

On September 22, 1930, President Hoover appointed Kincheloe to the United States Customs Court via a recess appointment. On December 4, 1930, President Hoover nominated Kincheloe to the same seat, which had been vacated by Judge George Emery Weller. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 22, 1931, and received his commission on January 29, 1931. He retired from the court on April 30, 1948, and was succeeded by Judge Paul Peter Rao.[4]


Kincheloe died in Washington, D.C., April 16, 1950. He was interred in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville, Kentucky.[5][6]



 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Augustus O. Stanley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1915 – October 5, 1930
Succeeded by
John L. Dorsey, Jr.